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The Amazing Brain

Science week, 4-10 September 2017
Theme week about what is perhaps our most important body part – the brain!

Illustration of the human brain

The human brain is amazing! During this week we will address issues focusing on perhaps our most important body part, including such diverse areas as the effect of music on the brain, what happens when the brain doesn’t work, how to eat smart, if there is actually anything that is normal, and much more. Come and hear fascinating lectures, take part in fun ex-periments, and see interesting exhibitions – all on the topic of the brain!

Main symposium

The Amazing Brain

Date: 6 September I Time: 09:00-16:30 I Place: Lund City Hall
Leading scientists will unravel some of the secrets of how the brain works and help us understand how this jelly-like clump can generate everything from actions to thoughts and conscience.

Learn more about the symposium in the event calendar at

Events and activities during the week

Brain Expo '17 - Mini Expo on Brain Diseases

Date: 4 September I Time: 09:00-14:00 I Place: Lund City Hall
The Brain Expo '17 puts the spotlight on NGO's and patient organisations who daily engage in informing about the brain and its diseases. This event will be held in Swedish, but if you do not speak Swedish you are still welcome to the expo.
Learn more about the expo at (in Swedish)

Printing the Future – Lecture on 3D printing

Date: 5 September I Time: 10:00-11:00 I Place: Stora Hörsalen, IKDC, Lund
Learn how 3D printing is changing the laws that designers and engineers have previously been limited by in this open lecture with Professor Olaf Diegel. The lecture will be held in English.
More about the event at (listed in Swedish, but will be held in English)

Printing the Future – Open House in the 3D Laboratory

Date: 5 September I Time: 11:00-16:00 I Place: 3D Print Laboratory, IKDC, Lund
See 3D printers in use and talk to the professors who work with the technique. Also, see exhibition of things printed in 3D with everything from musical instruments to prostheses and lamps.
Information about the event at (listed in Swedish, but is suitable to English speakers as well)

The Brain Prize Symposium: The Functions of Neural Networks

Date: 5 September I Time: 13:00-17:00 I Place: LUX Hörsal, Lund
How does the brain work? Leading scientists in the field will discuss some of the most exciting advances in this rapidly developing field. The symposium is open to all students and researchers in neuroscience, but please register for the event in advance.
Learn more and register in the event calendar at

The Dark Side of Neurotechnology: What Are Neuroweapons and Are They Lawful?

Date: 5 September I Time: 16:00-18:00 I Place: Pufendorfsalen, Juridicum (Faculty of Law building), Lund
Learn more about the event in the calendar at

Debate: Can Neuroscience Explain the Human Mind?

Date: 5 September I Time: 20:00-21:00 I Place: Athen, AF-borgen, Lund

More information to be published

Advances in Neurotechnology for Understanding Brain Functions and Disorders

Date: 7-8 September I Place: To be announced

More information to be published

Theme: The Brain 

Date: 9-10 September I Time: 12:00-17:00 I Place: Vattenhallen Science Centre
Vattenhallen holds an open house, with free entrane, and offers a Brain show and challenging experiments. Researchers from the Department of Biology will be there to show and tell about the animals and the world. Hear, see and feel how animals use their brains and minds to work in their environment. 

In the science centre's planetarium, there will be discussions about the difference between humans and machines in relation to the exploration of our solar system.
Learn about this event in the calendar at

Other events

Check the events calendar to see other events during our jubilee year.

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